The Button Dept. Online Launch!

The Button Dept. Online Launch!

We are excited to announce that the workroom has just launched The Button Dept. online. This vast resource for makers will offer a unique opportunity to source beautiful vintage buttons for your handmade garments and projects. A new collection will be posted each week for you to explore this growing catalog.
the workroom Gift Cards

the workroom Gift Cards

Are you hoping to receive or give workroom Gift Cards this year? Everything is electronic and automated but we wanted to let you know of a couple special features - the first is you can choose one of six graphic messages to include with the gift card. The second feature is the gift card can be emailed directly to the recipient AND you can schedule the date to send it. That's right, you can buy a gift card today to email on December 25th (or any other day) automatically, if you like.

In order to do all these things you need to select SEND AS A GIFT rather than Add to Cart. If you only see the add to cart button, you just need to click More Details to get past the Quick Buy page for the Gift Cards. If you Add to Cart and you don't get the pop up asking you to customize the gift card, it will be emailed directly to you and you can then forward that generic gift card email to the recipient.

Click here to visit the gift card page - press the SEND AS A GIFT button and see for yourself how easy it is!
Shop Small + Good Karma Weekend

Shop Small + Good Karma Weekend

This year we are mindful of the extra time and care we all need to plan for as we head into the holiday season. While we never do a traditional pre-holiday sale, we do love an opportunity show our appreciation to our beloved community. This year we will be offering a special shop credit to all online store purchases from today, November 20th until Monday November 30th. 

  • SPEND $50 or more and get a 10% credit
  • SPEND $100 or more and get a 15% credit
  • SPEND $300 or more and get a 20% credit 
  • SPEND $500 or more and get a 25% credit
New! Kona Colour Chart Panel

New! Kona Colour Chart Panel

Not only is the new Kona Colour Chart Panel beautiful, but it's also a useful reference when trying to select your colours from our 'almost complete' range of 365. While this colour panel is not absolutely colour accurate to Kona standards, at a glance you can easily compare shades and make the perfect choices for your next project.
Fabric Panel with printed mask designs hanging on a wall

New! Ruby Star Mask Panel

The creative team at Ruby Star Society had the brilliant idea to put together the most adorable printed Mask Panel. The panel includes pieces for up to twenty different masks (if you use another fabric as your lining). If you're looking for a fun way to get more masks in your rotation, this is probably the cutest way to do it. Our first round sold out real quick, but we've got a big order due to arrive in October. Don't forget to set an email alert to be the first to know when we are restocked on this special mask panel.
Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

We welcome June with optimism and hope that we can all do better to acknowledge, amplify and support our black community. Everyone at the workroom strongly believes that Black Lives Matter. We know we can do more to be anti-racist and are committed to educating ourselves on how to be better allies. In addition to learning and signing petitions, we have donated $100 to each the following seven organizations or funds this week. We will also be setting up monthly contributions going forward to maintain our financial commitment for the long term. We encourage you to consider what you are able to contribute whether it is monetary, your voice or your energy. The work to be done here is overwhelming but essential. 
Fat Quarter Quilt Kits

Fat Quarter Quilt Kits

We are thrilled to bring in Fat Quarterly Quilt Kits - a collaboration between quilt designer Andrea Tsang Jackson of 3rd Story Workshop and textile designer Alissa Kloet of Keephouse Studio. We've got a limited supply of the first two editions. If you're looking for a beautiful project to work on right now, you just need to add a background fabric of your choice and get sewing!
New! Liberty of London Winterbourne

New! Liberty of London Winterbourne

The new Liberty of London Winterbourne collection is a botanical explosion of classic floral prints in that Liberty style that we all love so much. There are thirty one prints in the whole collection with limited half metre & fat quarter bundles available. We've also done a few smaller sets based on the three colourways - Cloud, Berry and Spruce. This collection is printed on Lasenby quilting cotton weight.
New! New York Quilt Puzzle

New! New York Quilt Puzzle

Former team member Lindsay Stead recently launched a puzzle company called Four Point Puzzles. If you haven't seen them, they are really incredible. We are so thrilled to bring in her newest puzzle of Maura Grace Ambrose's hand dyed, hand pieced New York Quilt. This beautiful puzzle is the perfect stay at home activity.
Shipping Updates

Shipping Updates

We are working day and night (literally) catching up on your orders and we can't thank you enough for keeping us busy here in the shop. Shipping times are still MUCH slower than normal. We appreciate how excited you are to receive your order, please know it is in line with all the other orders and that you will receive a notification as soon as the package is heading out the door. There is nothing we can do to make this process go any quicker as much as we wish we could. We think we are doing pretty great considering the physical, staff and safety constraints we are under as a very small team.